Grammys Through the Years: 10 of the Show's Most Memorable Moments
2:51 PM PST 2/6/2013 by Mia Galuppo
From Michael Jackson's record-shattering 1984 wins to a pair of heartbreaking performances from Jennifer Hudson, The Recording Academy's annual ceremony has long been turning artists into legends. The 55th annual Grammy Awards are set for Sunday, Feb. 10, at L.A.'s Staples Center.
In 2008, Tina Turner and Beyonce sang “Proud Mary” together on stage at the Grammys. The duo wore matching silver outfits during the powerhouse performance.
Elton John, Eminem (2001)
Elton John and Eminem performed the rapper’s controversial hit “Stan” together at the 2001 Grammys. The moment was especially poignant, coming after Eminem had been attacked for his homophobic lyrics in several songs on his The Marshall Mathers LP. At the end of the performance Eminem embraced the openly gay John, quieting all previous rumors.
Jennifer Hudson (2009)
Jennifer Hudson’s 2009 performance of “You Pulled Me Through" marked the singer first public venture since the murder of her mother, brother and nephew just four months earlier. The Dream Girls star got emotional singing the last lyric of the song in this unforgettable presentation of perseverance.
Jennifer Lopez (2002)
Jenifer Lopez turned heads in arevealing Versace scarf dress at the 2000 Grammy awards. At the Academy Awards in 2000, South Park co-creator Trey Parker parodied the ensemble.
'The Rap Pack' (2009)
Jay-Z, Kanye West, TI, and Lil’ Wayne performed“Swagga Like Us” at the 2009 Grammys. They were introduced as “The Rap Pack” and were accompanied by the female rapper M.I.A., who was very pregnant at the time of the performance and due to give birth that same day.
LeAnn Rimes (1997)
In 1997, at the age of 14, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest person ever to win a Grammy. She won for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Blue."
Michael Jackson (1984)
In 1984, Michel Jackson won eight Grammys -- the most awards won by a single artist in one night -- including Album of the Year for Thriller.
Michael Jackson (1988)
In 1988, Michael Jackson delivered a powerful performance of “Man in the Mirror.” The act was seven minutes long and started with The King of Pop alone on stage and ended with him backed by a Gospel choir.
Quincy Jones (1964)
In 1964, music legend Quincy Jones won his first Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” This was the first of 27 Grammy’s that Jones would go on to win over the course of his career.
Whitney Houston (1994)
Whitney Houston performed her powerhouse ballad "I Will Always Love You" at the 1994 awards. Nearly two decades later, singer Jennifer Hudson gave her rendition of the same song at 2012 Grammys just one day after Houston's sudden death.
Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and Alfonso Cuaron took home top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday, held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with performances by Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel, selfies with host Ellen DeGeneres and a photobomb by Benedict Cumberbatch. View gallery